We wrap the week by talking to Pete Carroll and (possibly) GM John Schneider today.
Schneider was at the Senior Bowl earlier this week and back at Seahawks practice Thursday.
To the links:
> I wrote about the Percy Harvin saga.
> Lots of notes, including Dan Quinn on not being chosen for the Cleveland job, Steven Hauschka on the conditions at MetLife Stadium and highlights from Earl Thomas and Doug Baldwin press conferences.
> Our John McGrath writes that new Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has become Pete Carroll’s latest disciple. McClendon was at Seahawks practice Thursday and had a conversation with Carroll as they walked off the practice field together.
> If you didn’t catch the full Sound FX from the NFC title game, check it out here and here. Very cool. There are a couple amusing parts in there, not the least of which is Richard Sherman shaking the ref’s hand pregame and Earl Thomas behind him who just decides to scream, “woooooooooooo!!!!” at the ref.
> The Seahawks are the second-youngest team to make a Super Bowl, which has SI wondering if Seattle is on the verge of a dynasty.
> SI’s Jim Trotter on Pete Carroll’s journey to NFL prominence.
> The NY Post writes about the Seahawks’ receiving corps, who say they are as good as anyone.
> I can’t get enough of this.
> A thankful Bruce Irvin talks to 710 ESPN.
> Danny O’Neil at 710 writes about the contrast in offensive styles for Denver and Seattle.
> Seahawks.com writes about Kam Chancellor’s enforcer role. Chancellor has said he watches Sean Taylor highlights before each game. He also laughed Thursday on the side when reminded Earl Thomas is the only guy this year to get a clean lick on Chancellor and knock him down.
> Eli Manning is playing concierge for big brother Peyton.
> A discussion of Percy Harvin’s possible impact.
> The NY Times writes “transformed” Jersey City is ready to house the Super Bowl teams. The Seahawks will be staying in the same hotel they did for this season’s game against the New York Giants.
> MMQB debates the future of the extra point.
> Peter King on Super Bowl X-factors:
> One Cleveland columnist is underwhelmed by the Browns’ hiring of Mike Pettine.